Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science / Bachelor of Commerce
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code055180C
Deakin course codeD324

Offered to continuing students only.

Students may need to refer to previous online Handbooks or consult their course enrolment officer. Students who commence in 2011 onwards should refer to the entry for D394 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course is designed for students who wish to gain expertise in both exercise science and sport management. Graduates from this combined course will be expected to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and make a marked impact on the continued strong development of the Australian sporting industry.

The Exercise and Sport Science aspect of the course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills, understanding and attitudes to pursue professional careers in the exercise and sport fields. The core units provide students with a sound understanding of the core sciences underpinning both competitive sport and recreational physical activity and the relationship between physical activity and health. Students may choose their two credit points of elective units from the areas of physiology, metabolism, behaviour, movement and physical activity. The Commerce aspect of the course is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in business studies, and the unique knowledge and specialist skills identified within the industry required by sport managers in Australian organisations.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce - majoring in Sport Management comprises 32 credit points. 16 credit points are from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science comprising 14 core units and two HSE electives at year 2 or 3. HSE312 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum is a core unit and can be completed in either Trimester 1 or 2. The Bachelor of Commerce requires completion of 16 credit points (all of which are core units) comprising core business units and a Sport Management major - unit set code MJ-M30012.

Note: All students completing HSE101 are required to complete a Level 2 First Aid at their own expense. Current Level 2 First Aid certificates will be accepted.

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS107Understanding Health

HBS109Human Structure and Function

MAE102Unit description is currently unavailable

MMS100Sport Organisation

Trimester 2
HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HBS110Health Behaviour

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE101Economic Principles

Level 2
Trimester 1
HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE201Exercise Physiology

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MLC101Business Law

Trimester 2
HBS108Health Information and Data



MMS201Sport in Society

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

MSC120                 Business Information Systems (last offered 2012)


MIS101Unit description is currently unavailable (replaces MSC120 from 2013)

MLC310Sport and the Law

Trimester 2
HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE302Exercise Programming

MSQ171                  Business Data Analysis (last offered 2012)


MIS171Business Analytics (replaces MSQ171 from 2013)

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance

Level 4

Trimester 1
HSE311Applied Sports Science 1


HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit
MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

MMK277Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2
HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum (if not completed in trimester 1)

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MMH299Unit description is currently unavailable

MMS308Sport Marketing

HSE Level 2 and 3 elective units:

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE313Children's Physical Activity and Sport

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE316Physical Activity and Population Health

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics